Wyre Forest District Council currently spends £12.8 million a year in providing all sorts of services, from parks to planning and from emptying bins to holding community events. We’ve already saved £3.6 million since 2010. However, further government funding cuts mean that we need to save at least another £2 million over the next two years.
During September 2013 there was a comprehensive three week programme of consultation to find out the views of the community on future service and spending priorities. This involved twenty one focus groups being held with various sectors of the community (residents, businesses, partners, town and parish councils, young people) as well as with council staff. We also carried out an online survey which was promoted in the local media and on social media. Paper copies of the survey were placed in key community outlets. Thank you to everyone who took part.
Here are the results of the consultation:
The results have been analysed and helped shape a new Corporate Plan for the Council. This was considered by the Cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday 22nd October 2013.